Niue is renowned for its whale watching as these magnificent creatures come to the warm waters to breed. We include 1 whale watch cruise with the option for more as well as tours to explore the island and meet the people. I invite you to join me  

DISCOVER NIUE   8 days/7 nights   August 5-12,  2025

Meals included - (CB) Continental breakfast. (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner

Tuesday 05 August/ Monday 04 August 2025                     AUCKLAND - NIUE            (D)

9.05am. Depart Auckland aboard Air New Zealand flight NZ936. Cross the dateline and arrive Niue Monday.                                              1.35pm  Arrive Niue and enjoy a short orientation tour en route to our accommodation at                                                                                                                             Matavai Resort                                                                                                                                                                                                   Tapeu-Porritt Road                                                                                                                                                                                             Tamakautoga                                                                                                                                                                                                       Telephone +683 4368

Welcome drink and resort orientation and the rest of the day is free to relax by the pool and enjoy the view from your clifftop location. Maybe even see a whale or two swim by! Welcome dinner included tonight.

Tuesday 05 August (again!).                                                      NIUE     (B)

Our 4 hour morning tour of introduction includes Alofi, the 'capital'.  Discover the history and culture of Niue, the cliffs, rock pools, and forest. Mask and snorkel provided with the opportunity to explore one or more of the pools. Light refreshments included. 

This afternoon we will visit the Maala Garden to see the process of growing the 10 main exotic fruits in Niue with the chance to taste and buy. Also visit a Vanilla plantation with 30,000 organic vanilla vines and learn about growing, harvesting, and packaging vanilla.  

Wednesday 06 August.                                                              NIUE - Whale Watch   (BD)

Our included morning cruise is our opportunity to meet the whales and maybe even swim with them! The afternoon is free to watch from the balcony or whatever you want. Island buffet dinner included tonight at Manuiz Restaurant

Thursday 07 August.                                                                  NIUE.   (B)

This morning we explore the East Coast including the village of Hakupu, Anapala Chasm, Togo Chasm with tropical rainforest walk, and Hikulagi Sculpture Park. We will also hunt for the Uga coconut crabs (one of Niue's delicacies) with the chance to cook and taste.

Optional Royal Feast at Kaiiki restaurant tonight - extra cost $45. Includes Miso soup, small Ahi Salad, 4 piece Carpaccio, 6 pieces Tempura, and small Chirashi

Friday 08 August.                                                                       NIUE. (B)

We will visit a local school this morning to meet the students and teachers and talk to them. $50 of your tour fee is given to the school,as a koha.  We recommend a visit to the market in Alofi this morning. If you would like a second chance to see the whales (and possibly swim with them) I am holding some space which can be prebooked now - extra cost $305.

I will have a large car Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday morning which will be available for shuttling people around on a share basis. You are welcome to hire a car yourself if you wish to explore on your own.

Saturday 09 August                                                                   NIUE. (B)

Free day to explore at your leisure. Visit the shops saturday morning if you wish.

Sunday 10 August                                                                      NIUE. (BD)

Free day. I recommend a visit to a local church if you  wish to enjoy local Polynesian singing. Final dinner tonight at the iconic Washaway cafe on the beach.

Monday 11 August/Tuesday 12 August                                   NIUE - AUCKLAND. (B)     

Free morning. Check out is 10am but bags will be left with reception.

2.50pm. Depart aboard Air New Zealand flight NZ937. Cross the dateline again.

5.35pm. Arrival is scheduled at Auckland.     

 

HOSTED GROUP DEPARTURE 2025:      August 5-12.
 

Tour cost per person: 

Ocean Room Pacific View (2nd floor - step access only)   (Ground Floor deduct $100)

2 per room, $4,400......      Single room. $5,790

Superior Cliftop Room with private balcony

2 per room, $4,700......     Single room,  $6,300

 

Tour cost includes:

** Return air fares with Air New Zealand.  23kg baggage and meal included

** 7 nights accommodation and breakfast at Matavai Resort

** 3 dinners

** One whale watch cruise of approximately 3.5 hours 

**  Tour of introduction, Maala Garden, Vanilla Plantation, East Coast 

**  $50 contribution to local school

**  Transfers by shared car for 3 days

 

Deposits, payments, and cancellations

Up to 31 August, 2024: A deposit of $500 is required within 7 days of reserving.

01 September, 2024. A further deposit of $1500 is required

31 May, 2025. Balance of payment is required

Cancellations

Cancellations up to 31 August, 2024 - no charge. Your $500 is refunded

Cancellations 01 September, 2024 - 31 May, 2025. Your total deposit of $2,000 is forfeited

Cancellations 01 June - 05 July, 2025 - $3,000 is forfeited

Cancellations 06 July - 05 August, 2025 lose up to 100% of your tour cost

 

We strongly recommend having travel insurance including cancellation and medical fees.

 

 


 

    

 

2024 Special - depart September 03.  Hosted for minimum of 6

8 days/7 nights. 2 per room $3,400. Single room $4,800

5 days/4 nights. 2 per room $2,790. Single room $3,600

Includes all features of below. Whale watch cruise is optional

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DISCOVER NIUE   8 days/7 nights - Independent. Minimum 2

2024/2025. Independent packages depart Auckland 9.05am every Tuesday and Saturday with Air New Zealand for a minimum of 2 passengers. Schedule as at 01 April, 2024.

HIGH SEASON: 01 April - 31 October, 2024.

LOW SEASON: 01 November, 2024 - 31 March, 2025

Tour cost per person: 

Ocean Room ground floor Garden view room:

High season: 2 per room, $3,700  .......  Single room   $4,990

Low Season: 2 per room,   $3,300......    Single room  $4,220

Ocean Room Pacific View (2nd floor - step access only)

High Season: 2 per room, $3,850......      Single room. $5,270

Low Season: 2 per room, $3,450 .....     Single room, $4,500

Superior Cliftop Room with private balcony

High Season: 2 per room, $3,890.....     Single room,  $5,380

Low Season: 2 per room, $3,520 .....      Single room, $4,640

De Luxe Clifftop Room with private balcony

High Season: 2 per room, $4,100 ......        Single room, $5,800

Low Season: 2 per room, $3,730 ......       Single room, $4,990

 

Tour cost includes:

** Return economy class air fares from Auckland. 23kg baggage and meal included

** Arrival and departure transfers in Niue

** 7 nights accommodation and continental breakfast at the Matavai Resort

** Welcome drink and management Orientation

** Complimentary WiFI

** 4 hour tour of introduction to Niue - see 05 August, 2025 group departure

** Maala Garden tour 

** East Coast tour- see 07 August, 2025 group departure

 

Optional 3.5 hour Whale Watch cruises available morning and afternoon 15 July - 01 October. Cost 2024: $290, 2025: $305 These are usually very heavily booked and should be reserved well in advance.

Rental cars are available on the island for you to explore at your leisure.

 

Deposits, payments, and cancellations - independent packages

Deposit - $2000 on reservation. Air tickets are issued immediately

Final payment: - due 2 months prior to travel

Cancellations

Tours cancelled up to 2 months prior to departure lose $500.

Tours cancelled 2 months - 1 month prior to departure lose $2,000

Tours cancelled under 1 month lose up to 100% of your tour cost.
 

 

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